And instead of a hop, skip and jump to the Cebu Pacific check-in counter when I arrived at the airport, it was rather a hop, skip and drag. Dragging my heavy luggage, that it.
I found the 'J' row of check-in counters, which made me feel I was almost almost home. And standing there to check in, I opened my handcarry bag to look for my e-ticket and my passport. I pulled out the e-ticket printout, but I couldn't seem to find my passport.
Hmm. It must be somewhere inside the bag. I tried looking again and again, and again, but couldn't find it. Could this be happening? I think the unthinkable just happened...
...I FORGOT MY PASSPORT! Waaaaah!!!
I could not believe it. As I stood there helpless at the check-in counter I was asking myself, 'how can this happen?' I am soooo organized that these things do not happen to me! How can this be?!
I took me a few moments for the whole horror movie of an experience to sink in. Then, training kicked in, so to speak. I had to think of the quickest way back home: the express train to Seoul Station, or an expensive cab ride from the Incheon International Airport to Hannam-dong? Do I have time?
And as I was pondering which option to take when suddenly....
I WOKE UP! Whew!
I was soooo relieved it was just a dream that I'd rather not experience in reality. Or it could have been a real nightmare.
I guess these dreams come up in one's sleep when travelling is all what one thinks about. Oh well, luckily, it was just a dream. I am sure it won't happen to me in reality. Or at the Incheon International Airport. Ha-ha-ha!
Have passport, will travel. Ha-ha-ha!
Passport. Don't leave home without it.